Why should you purchase your seeds from the Snarky Gardener?

There has been much talk of the importance of buying local food. With all the questions about our food’s origin, production, and handling, knowing your farmer is key. What is not discussed in this movement is obtaining your garden seed from growers physically close to you. Not only will you have a better idea of how your plants’ parents were raised, you will also have the advantage of knowing they have been adapted to your local environment.

Do you know where your commercially bought seeds come from?

When you buy from the large seed companies, do you know really where or how that seed was raised? Most commercial seed houses obtain their stocks from other sources, mucking up an already murky source. When you buy seeds from a local producer (like the Snarky Gardener), you are receiving an individual’s dedication to producing the best seed possible; seed they themselves grow out year after year.

Please feel free to peruse my seed collection below:

Jacob's Cattle beans

Jacob’s Cattle beans – click here to purchase seeds $3.97 per packet


Seven Top Turnips – click here to purchase $3.47 per packet

Safe Seed Pledge

Because of our seed saving efforts and GMO concerns, the Snarky Gardener has signed the Safe Seed Pledge, which states:

“Agriculture and seeds provide the basis upon which our lives depend. We must protect this foundation as a safe and genetically stable source for future generations. For the benefit of all farmers, gardeners and consumers who want an alternative,

We pledge that we do not knowingly buy, sell or trade genetically engineered seeds or plants.

The mechanical transfer of genetic material outside of natural reproductive methods and between genera, families or kingdoms, poses great biological risks as well as economic, political, and cultural threats. We feel that genetically engineered varieties have been insufficiently tested prior to public release. More research and testing is necessary to further assess the potential risks of genetically engineered seeds. Further, we wish to support agricultural progress that leads to healthier soils, genetically diverse agricultural ecosystems and ultimately healthy people and communities.”

To purchase seeds from the Snarky Gardener, please visit our sales site on

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